CALL FOR APPLICATIONS (EJD) MOVES - Migration and Modernity...

Moves Migration and Modernity: Historical and Cultural Challenges

15 contrats doctoraux européens à pourvoir

5 universités: Université Paul-Valéry Montpellier 3, Charles University Prague, Universidade do Porto, Freie Universität Berlin, University of Kent

Date limite: 15 février 2019




MOVES is a Marie Skłodowska-Curie Innovative Training Network project funded by the European Union under the Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme.

  • EJD MOVES has been designed to provide an understanding of the historical, cultural and social roots of migration as a necessary prerequisite for effective political solutions to present migration problems in global terms.
  • EJD MOVES’ chief objective is comparative research into the social and cultural roots of mass mobility from the early to the late modernity. Past and present forms of migration are confronted and studied both as a condition of modernity and one of its greatest
  • EJD MOVES’ research and training network is based on interdisciplinary collaboration between researchers in the Humanities and the Social Sciences at five major European universities: Charles University (Univerzita Karlova) Prague, Freie Universität Berlin, Universidade do Porto, University of Kent (including the School of International Studies in Brussels) and Université Paul-Valéry Montpellier 3.
  • EJD MOVES’ innovative training programme is carried out in conjunction with 18 non-academic partners (including NGOs, charities, and the cultural and creative industries).
  • EJD MOVES’ distinctive structure hinges on the mobility of Early-Stage Researchers (ESR; the terms “PhD students/candidates” are not used in EJD). They will work full time under contract at two of the five above universities (for 18 months at each of them) and will be seconded to one of the 18 non-academic partners (for 180 hours). This mobility depends on Individual Research Projects (see below).


Early-Stage Researchers (ESR), who must, at the date of recruitment by the beneficiary, be in the first four years (full-time equivalent research experience) of their research careers and have not been awarded a doctoral degree. They can be of any nationality, but they must have resided or carried out their main activity outside the country of the recruiting university (see above; “recruiting university” is the first university where they will pursue their research and do their training in EJD MOVES) in the 3 years immediately prior to their recruitment. In the case of researchers with refugee status, refugee procedure is not counted as a period of residence/activity in the country of the recruiting university.


  • Submission deadline: 15 February 2019, 23:59. Required documents (see below) will have to be submitted electronically after 15 January 2019 in pdf format to
  • Applicants shortlisted for telephone interviews will be notified by 1 March 2019.
  • Telephone interviews will take place on 8 and 9 March 2019.
  • All applicants will receive notifications about the results of the selection procedure by 31 March 2019.
  • Offer letters will sent by 30 April 2019.
  • The recruitment procedure will close and the EJD programme will start on 1 September 2019.


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Read more about the project and the call for the applications on:

   - the project website

   - the Facebook page for MOVES:



  • a copy of the passport valid at least until the end of 2019. Applicants with two or more nationalities can use just one passport and apply only once.
  • a copy of the degree certificate: Master’s (preferably) or Bachelor’s degree
  • detailed transcript with grades and degree classification, and an overview of the national education system in which the degree was obtained
  • a current CV (European format, see
  • an IELTS or TOEFL iBT certificate of English language proficiency (does not apply, if the applicant is a native speaker of English)
  • two research proposals – each of them 1000 words plus bibliography – justifying the choice of two projects from the list below and demonstrating the applicant’s readiness for the required research.
  • letters from two referees attesting to the applicant’s academic standing and potential


15 corresponding to the number of Individual Research Projects (see below).

Questions about the selection procedure and other features of EJD MOVES can be addressed to the Project Manager: Mgr. Petra Johana Poncarová.




All submitted research proposals must describe and specify TWO projects chosen from the list below. They must demonstrate the applicant’s commitment to each of them and describe the research in terms of its objectives, scope, material, methodology, sources and schedule.

(In the table below participating universities are referred to by their locations: Charles University = Prague.)

This project has received funding from the European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under the Marie Skłodowska - Curie grant agreement No. 812764

Dernière mise à jour : 22/05/2019